Guy Carawan Voices from the mountains,

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Voices from the mountains,

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A rich mosaic of photographs, words, and songs, Voices from the Mountains tells the turbulent story of the Appalachian South in the twentieth century. Focusing on the abuses of the coal industry and the grassroots struggle against mine owners that began in the 1960s, Guy and Candie Carawan have gathered quotations from a variety of sources; words and music to more than fifty ballads and songs, laments and satires, hymns and protests; and more than one hundred and fifty photographs of longtime Appalachian residents, their homes, their countryside, the mines they work in, and the labor battles they have fought.

The "voices" that speak out in these pages range from the mountain people themselves to such well-known artists as Jean Ritchie, Hazel Dickens, Harriet Simpson Arnow, and Wendell Berry. Together they tell of the damage wrought by strip mining and the empty promises of land reclamation; the search for work and a new life in the North; the welfare rights, labor, antipoverty, and black lung movements; early days in the mines; disasters and negligence in the coal industry; and protest and change in the coal fields.

Dignity and despair, poverty and perseverance, tradition and change―Voices from the Mountains eloquently conveys the complex panorama of modern Appalachian life.

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A rich mosaic of photographs, words, and songs, Voices from the Mountains tells the turbulent story of the Appalachian South in the twentieth century. Guy and Candie Carawan have gathered quotations from a variety of sources; words and music to more than fifty ballads and songs, laments and satires, hymns and protests; and more than one hundred and fifty photographs of longtime Appalachian residents, their homes, their countryside, the mines they work in, and the labor battles they have fought.

About the Author:

Guy and Candie Carawan are educators, writers, musicians, and collectors who are dedicated to preserving the culture of the South and fighting for the civil rights of its common people. Based at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee, for more than thirty years, the Carawans have served as consultants to the public television productions of "Eyes on the Prize" and "History of the Song 'We Shall Overcome.'" Their books include "Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?," "Voices from the Mountains" (both Georgia), "We Shall Overcome," and "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle."

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9780820318820: Voices from the Mountains (Brown Thrasher Books)

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ISBN 10:  0820318825 ISBN 13:  9780820318820
Publisher: University of Georgia Press, 1996
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9780394489582: Voices From The Mountains: Life and Struggle in the Appalachian South- The Words, The Faces, The Songs, The Memories of the People Who Live It

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